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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

Hazardous Waste Enforcement

picture of hazardous waste in landfillThe mission of South Central Hazardous Waste Enforcement is to use enforcement tools in a fair and equitable manner to stimulate compliance in partnership with our States and Tribes.

The vision is to foster a passion for environmental compliance through innovative solutions to complex enforcement issues and to work collaboratively with our EPA colleagues, State and local agencies, and the citizens of our Region.

We develop and implement regional compliance and enforcement programs for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). In addition, we manage Federal Facility compliance activities in the Region.

RCRA Orientation Manual: 2011 - RCRA was created to conserve and recover our land resources. Through RCRA, EPA has the authority to control hazardous waste from "cradle-to-grave" (including generation, transport, treatment, storage and disposal). RCRA also covers the management of non-hazardous wastes. RCRA derives its basis from the fact that ground water is a semi-nonrenewable resource which is in relatively high demand (up to 50% of drinking water), limited supply, and is vulnerable to pollution from both legal and illicit disposal of hazardous chemicals.

The following is the Hazardous Waste Enforcement mailing address and phone numbers.

EPA Region 6
Compliance Assurance and Enforcement Division
Hazardous Waste Enforcement (6EN-H)
1445 Ross Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75202-2733

Mark Potts, Associate Director
Hazardous Waste Enforcement Phone: (214) 665-6746

Fax: (214) 665-7446

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Links to Other South Central Enforcement Programs:

South Central Air/Toxics Enforcement works with state, local and tribal governments, other federal agencies, businesses and community groups to implement and enforce the CAA regulations.

South Central Water Enforcement assures compliance and takes appropriate enforcement action against facilities for violations of the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water acts, including animal feed lots, stormwater.

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